The Vikings fell behind early in this game. The Packers came out on fire and were playing inspired football. They easily moved the ball down the field on the Vikings in their first three possessions and were up 21-0 early in the second quarter.
At that point of the game, the Vikings could have just thrown in the towel. In the past, many Vikings teams have done just that. Instead of letting this thing snowball into an embarrassing loss, the Vikings dug in their heels and clawed their way back into this game.
Dalvin Cook sprung the comeback with his beautiful 75 touchdown scamper. That seemed to energize the entire Vikings squad and shook them out of their daze. The defense then made some adjustments and they held the Packers scoreless the remainder of the game. The Vikings offense did their part too and if it wasn’t for some questionable calls by the officials, the score could have been tied up.
The resiliency the Vikings showed in this game is something they can build on in the future. This team is unlike Vikings teams of the past, as they showed the ability to overcome a huge deficit and should have won this game if it wasn’t for a late boneheaded play by Kirk Cousins. Moving forward, the Vikings can know that no matter how bad they are down, they have the talent and will to claw their way back into a game and give themselves a chance to win.